- Advantages of Transfer Printing
- The capital cost of the equipment is low.
- Space required is also small.
- A skill printer is not required through careful control of temperature and pressure.
- A clear and sharp definition of all objects is possible.
- The proportion of sub-standard quantity is as low as 20%
- Since the printed fabric does not required any after treatment, it does not contribute to wter pollution problem.
- It gives good prints on well prepared knitted goods.
- No adverse effect on fabric’s feel and luster.
- It allows excellent dye penetration into the fiber ( because transfer takes place at very high temperature).
- Steaming, Washing, drying etc are not necessary.
- Quicker reaction to changes in fashions.
- Disadvantages of Transfer Printing
- There is some restriction of the production of deep shade
- High temp and pressure is required
- Once printed cannot be corrected
- Only limited dyestuff can be used for transfer printing
- Lower production speed due to existing transfer calendars
- Storage of large quantities of paper over prolonged period of time is a risk.
- Limitations of Transfer Printing
- Not applicable to all fiber specially which cannot stand under required temperture and pressure.
- The print paper is not available.